All Travel-Study courses and grades are recorded as regular UCI Summer Session courses, on a UCI transcript, with a notation that the courses were taken abroad. For example, if a student studies in Cambridge, there will be a notation next to each course that says “Course taken in Cambridge, England.” Students will not receive an official transcript from the foreign institution.
UCI students do not need to transfer grades, because courses taken during UCI Travel-Study programs are regular UCI Summer Session courses. Travel-Study grades and units will automatically be recorded to your current UCI Transcript, and grades can be viewed on Student Access. Letter grades will count towards your GPA.
A UCI transcript with Travel-Study course grades and units will automatically be sent to the Registrar’s office on your home campus at the end of the summer, in addition to your current mailing address.
If you are a UC student the units and grades will automatically be calculated on your transcript and will count towards your UC GPA.
All students are responsible for checking with their registrar’s office to confirm grades were received. You may call the Travel-Study office AFTER checking with your home school Registrar’s office to inquire as to if a transcript was received. Please note that your transcript will likely be mixed in with all other students transferring summer units from other institutions back to the campus. . Students must meet with an academic counselor to obtain major or minor credit.
If students need additional official transcripts, please request them from the UCI Registrar’s office. The fee for additional transcripts is $13 per copy. Refer to the UCI Registrar’s Office website. Please make a check payable to the Regents of the University of California. Check and transcript requests may be sent to:
UCI Cashier’s Office
228 Administration Building
Irvine, CA 92697-1975
All students must be enrolled in two courses, with the exception of Argentina Track B and Tokyo Engineering. Argentina Track B offers 6 units – Spanish 110 (4 units), and two sections of Spanish 104 (2 units total). The Tokyo Engineering program requires all students to enroll in Engineering 190W (4 units). Engineering 195 (2 units) is an optional yet highly recommended course. Courses cannot be dropped after the start of a program, except in extreme circumstances, by written petition only. Refunds are not granted for dropped courses.
On most programs you have the choice of taking classes for a Letter Grade, or Pass/Not Pass. Students attending the Cambridge programs must enroll in courses for a Letter Grade.
On certain programs, course changes may also be made. The Cambridge programs do not permit course changes to be made once abroad. Should changes be permitted abroad, students have up until the third day abroad to finalize their course and grade option selections (please note this date will be pre-set based on three calendar days of ‘classes’ and not specific to your class meetings. The Enrolled Student Website will abide by this pre-set date). After this time, course or grade option changes will not be accepted. All course changes and grade options changes made while abroad MUST be completed on the Enrolled Student Website and have pre-approval from the professor abroad.